Hello Project Superheroes!
This month we have brought you some pretty great information on hybrid project management. In case you missed it, here's what we've talked about so far:
Kevin Coleman shared his experience working on a hybrid project and gave some recommendations on how to move forward and prepare yourself should you ever find yourself assigned to one. Kevin states that "given the number of emerging technologies and the magnitude of their markets, now estimated at topping $19 trillion by 2020, hybrid projects are not just a possibility, they are a high probability." Read more regarding The Best of Both Worlds from his 2 May post.
Not sure what Hybrid PM really is? Andy Jordan sheds some light on the topic. In his most recent post, Andy shares some information that might help to cut away at some of the confusion and provide a bit more clarity. Hopefully the next time you hear the term 'hybrid PM," you'll have a better understanding if you didn't already. Read more about it here.
Since we're on the topic...
If you are, in some way, responsible for the operation of a PMO in your organization and you need help, the wait is over. Mark Price Perry, Andy Jordan, and Jesse Fewell are here to help! We're offering 6 more face-to-face sessions this year to help you build the hybrid PMO. You'll be given the opportunity to spend 2 days gaining valuable insight and talking to other professionals -- and our facilitators -- to find solutions to challenges you may be facing within your PMO. Our first workshop is in Chicago, followed by Seattle and Boston. Full workshop information and registration is listed here. Space is limited so sign up soon!
From the Project Management Central Discussion Board
One of our members needs your help! She wants to know if you can provide some examples of program management methodologies. If you can share some insight, hop into the discussion thread and give your feedback.
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Spring has officially sprung here in the U.S. And with that, we want to give you some information to help you keep your skills fresh! Find out what's happening and learn about upcoming events!
We've got lots more in store for you, so make sure you keep your eye on this space for information on upcoming events and opportunities to enhance your knowledge. As always, if you have questions or need help, please reach out!
If you are new to the community, it might be tough trying to figure out where to go next. How do I find the information I need? How do I connect with others? What do I do if I want to contribute an article?
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Spread the word – ProjectManagement.com is hosting an Open House all day long on 3 November! Just come to the homepage at Projectmanagement.com and you'll see information about the event and how to participate.
All day long we'll be sharing knowledge and networking on the topic of business analysis. Whether you are a business analyst, work with business analysts, or are just curious about how business analysis fits into the world of project management, you won’t want to miss out. The best part? It's FREE to attend!
What can you expect? Well, experts Richard Larson and Cheryl Lee will be conducting webinars to help boost your BA knowledge. We’ll have giveaways, free downloads, informative articles, and more! While you’re there, don’t forget to sign up for the first ever (free) PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference that is on 4 November! You’ll have the opportunity to engage with industry experts while earning free PDUs.We hope to see you there!
If you haven't registered for the PMI® Global Congress - North America that will be held in Orlando, Florida, we find this completely shocking!
You will be missing out on the opportunity to network with thousands of project managers from all over the world and connect one-on-one with subject matter experts from the Community in the Solutions Center.
You can also participate in ongoing development before and after Congress with SeminarsWorld. Plus, it's at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in the most magical place on earth!
Still not convinced you should be there? See for yourself! Visit the PMI Global Congress homepage for additional information and to register today.
Hope to see you there!